Greece

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Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is also known as Hellas. It has land borders with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the east.

Capital: Athens
Official language(s): Greek
President: Karolos Papoulias
Prime Minister: Giorgos Papandreou

Timeline

2011

July 9: The International Monetary Fund approves a 3.2 billion-euro ($4.6 billion) payment to Greece under a joint loan with the European Union.